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by STEVE G
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Pet Care
Topic: Top 10 best foods for your dog
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Top 10 best foods for your dog

One of my adopted Thai mutts eats like a vacuum cleaner, he can empty a bowl of anything in about two seconds, it doesn't matter a damn what you but in there.
Apparently he came from a farm where an older dog wouldn't let him eat and now he's making up for lost time!
by STEVE G
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Is Pest Control A Waste Of Money?
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Is Pest Control A Waste Of Money?

I would bet the farm Steve it's palm beetles and not termites. They ravage all types of palms and kill them. I battle with them yearly at my place and they've killed a few trees. They bore in, lay eggs and they eat the core of the tree eventually killing it. Pete :cheers: https://en.wikipedia.org/w...
by STEVE G
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Beach Walks - Now & Then
Replies: 49
Views: 2256

Re: Beach Walks - Now & Then

Looking towards the Centara Grand again. Not much has changed, but the trees do look to have grown a little.
The gardener was being threatened by a large topiary elephant when I had a wander around there a couple of weeks ago.
by STEVE G
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Is Pest Control A Waste Of Money?
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Is Pest Control A Waste Of Money?

I've also had the same problems with termites in the garden. A couple of years ago, they started attacking palm trees around the area where we live and now if you look around the area, pretty much the only ones that have survived are the ones in gardens that have had pest control, all the ones that ...
by STEVE G
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Honda PCX or Yamaha Nmax?
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Re: Honda PCX or Yamaha Nmax?

I happened to walk past a new Honda PCX in Europe today and I noticed that the one they sell here, which is a 125, does have ABS now:

https://hondanews.eu/eu/et/motorcycles/ ... nda-pcx125
by STEVE G
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Beach Walks - Now & Then
Replies: 49
Views: 2256

Re: Coming Soon - Beach Walks - Now & Then

...Market Village, used the posh lift to the bridge (didn't realise until now that the lift is for wheelchairs... I've been using that bridge to get back to where I park and the sign on the lift says it for maternity, elderly and disabled, and so far the only people that I've seen use it are groups...
by STEVE G
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: British Embassy Bangkok to stop Certification of Income Letters
Replies: 115
Views: 4261

Re: British Embassy Bangkok to stop Certification of Income Letters

Thank you HHTel. That at least gives the reason for the action. It is still a grey area regarding showing of monthly income i.e. will my 2 £10K transfers each year suffice, or does it have to be transferred each month, which I won't do? I guess it'll all become clear soon. Just a small point BB, if...
by STEVE G
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Pre paid SIM cards in the UK?
Replies: 13
Views: 682

Re: Pre paid SIM cards in the UK?

buksida wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:07 am
EE coverage is very patchy - especially their 4G which is not nationwide despite what Kevin Bacon claims!
Vodafone is not much better, I can't use it in my Mothers house just outside of Nottingham which is pretty useless considering I can get a signal just about anywhere I go in Thailand!
by STEVE G
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner
Replies: 63
Views: 5033

Re: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner

Yes, it seems that some changes have been made recently although I notice that the Thai Ministry of Labour website doesn't reflect that so maybe someone should tell them!
by STEVE G
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner
Replies: 63
Views: 5033

Re: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner

If you read the relevant Thai law, it allows no kind of work whatsoever, either paid or not. Someone on holiday who answers a business email would be breaking the law, or a retiree mowing his lawn. Basically, laws like this need redrafting to make them fit for the modern world.
by STEVE G
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner
Replies: 63
Views: 5033

Re: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner

Incidentally, I wonder how many Brits will be working in Europe on tourist visas post-Brexit if no deal is made, I suspect it will be a lot, certainly in the hundreds of thousands and I'll probably be one of them!
by STEVE G
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner
Replies: 63
Views: 5033

Re: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner

The international company that I work for sends people all over the world to work on tourist visas, it's common practice. They would rather rotate people every couple of weeks than try and get a work permit, if you need someone in Bangkok tomorrow, you just send them, you don't spend a year setting ...
by STEVE G
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Rain Cape
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Rain Cape

Family Mart used to have thicker ones, as well as the cheap polythene ones but I haven't bought one recently so couldn't be sure they have them now.
by STEVE G
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 829
Views: 89672

Re: The Beer Thread

One of my favorite 'Brew pubs" stories and this is from before WW2--A pub in the English Midlands made its own beer and it was judged to be very weak. A customer asked the publican what were the ingredients in the beer. He said Malted Barley, Yeast and Hops--Then he added, oh sorry I forgot the Wat...